Saturday, 29 May 2010

Want to glam-up your bathroom?

Try this ultra-chic toilet rolls from Renova. Dress your bathroom in style for a party and to surprise your guests with this luxury toilet paper. It's fashionable, sophisticated, fun and unique!

Fun, fun, fun!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Personalised deckchairs

Planning a beach holiday? If you are fed up with beach towels and looking for something unique, this set of recycled sailcloth deck chairs might be just what you are looking for. They ooze quality when you snooze and with four laid back positions they will satisfy even the most chilled user. And can be equally used at home in the garden or on the beach.

Made from heavy duty recycled sailcloth sling sourced from an ocean going yacht, personalised with your choice of name or significant number. The sturdy wooden frame is made in the UK from durable Beech grown in managed European forests. A classic reefing line detail is positioned to allow the frame to be secured closed when carried or stored and simple coloured dots on the frame identify which bit goes where when you open it up.

And don't forget about the little ones too!

They are great for a toddler or their teddy bears to sit alongside their dad, in the garden or on the beach.

All slings are personalised in a choice of colours with the child's initial letter and name printed below in a child friendly font.The sustainable beech frame features a safety lock, the sling features our signature reefing line detail to hold the frame closed when not in use and is supplied with red, blue and black cords for further customisation.

A unique present which is bound to become a cherished possession in later life.

Width: 39cm, length: 66 cm laid flat

All available from

Monday, 22 March 2010

Personalised gift ideas

With Easter approaching fast, why not surprise your loved ones with these gorgeous personalised gifts from It is a fabulous place for hundreds of wonderfully creative, imaginative, high quality small businesses, selling thousands of gorgeous, unique, carefully made things. Things for your home, for your friends and for you. I picked only a few adorable items. Hope you like it!

Personalised egg cosy
These fab egg cosies make a fun and unusual gift for any occasion. Handmade and embroidered on both sides. An initial of your choice is appliqued on the front. The back is appliqued with either a heart of a star, where further words can be embroidered. Choose from pink, blue or cream with either red or blue trim. Fully lined to keep eggs extra cosy.

Monogrammed heart keyrings
These cute monogrammed heart keyrings are all handmade to order with a single embroidered initial on natural linen, backed with vintage ticking fabric. They are all filled with dried lavender and trimmed with a ribbon and key ring. Available in red or navy blue.

Personalised natural handmade candle with pure essential oils
Add you own message to this 100% natural hand made candles. Made from GMO free soy wax grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides and fragranced with pure essential oils. They burn for approximately 40 hours. Perfect for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, engagements, christenings, confirmations and any special occasion. Beautifully gift wrapped in stylish specially made candle box decorated with a ribbon and sprinkled with rose buds. Choose from two gorgeous pure essential oil blends: Energising -pink grapefruit, geranium and lemongrass and Relaxing -organic lavender and organic rose geranium.

Personalised wine bottle stoppers
They make an original present for any wine connoisseur, or the wine drinker who never quite finishes the bottle! They fit all wine bottles and will create an air tight stop.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

6 tips to keep your house tidy every day

To continue with the spring-cleaning spirit, here are some useful tips how to keep your house in order throughout the day.

Always make the bed: crisply made bed makes the whole room seem more tidy, which makes it less likely that you'll let other things (ie. clothes and papers!) pile up around it.

De-clutter: before you leave a room, take a quick look around for anything that isn't where it should be. Pick it up and put it where it belongs. Make it a habit for everyone in the household to do the same.

Sort the mail: take 5 minutes each day to open, read, and sort mail as soon as it lands on your doormat! Bin the junk mail. Arrange other mail into one of three in-boxes: personal correspondence, bills, and filing.

Clean as you cook: instead of filling the sink with saucepans, plates and cups, wash them or put them in the dishwasher as you prepare a meal.

Wipe up spills as soon as they happen: whether it's tomato sauce on the kitchen floor or makeup on your dressing table, almost anything is faster and easier to remove if you do it straight away.

Sweep the kitchen floor: every evening once you've finished washing up after dinner, sweep or hoover the floor. This will keep tough-to-clean dirt and grime from building up, which will make the weekly cleaning much faster!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Tips how to organize a coat wardrobe

Spring has arrived! Now it is great time to take your storage to new levels. If you install shelves near the base of your closet, you'll no longer have to rifle through items strewn across the floor!

If it is a shared wardrobe, each family member can have his or her own basket for hats and scarves. You can line the lower shelf with shoes. For dog toys, tennis balls, etc you can tuck boxes underneath.If you leave a foot of space between shelves and the door frame, you'll have room for boots and a metal basket for umbrellas. Long hooks fixed on the inside of the doors will keep handbags neat. When you hang an acrylic organizer on the door it will ensure essentials, such as a wallet and sunglasses, are easily accessible. A mirror allows for a final once-over check on the way out.

Simple. Try it with your wardrobe and you will see how much easier it gets.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Win Hassle 3 Wedding Planning worth £2,500!

We are very excited to be running a wedding planning competition in Your Kent Wedding and Your Sussex Wedding magazine. The competition closes on 23 April 2010.

If you have friends getting married and living in Kent or Sussex, please encourage them to enter the competition here.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Easy Expiration Date and Warranty reminder

When you buy new appliances, you probably never think of the warranty expiration dates. You happily throw the boxes away and then when something goes wrong, there is a problem. No box, no return. Here is a simple tip how to avoid this hassle.

If you put warranty expiration dates on appliance boxes, you will know when it's safe to throw them away.

Place the receipt and warranty slips in a cellophane bag. Use a marker to write the expiration date on a self-adhesive label, and stick it to the bag. Attach the bag to the box with double-sided tape. Done.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Say it with Biscuit

I was recently looking for a unique Valentine's gift and came across this super cute collection from Biscuiteers.

Sometimes you need more than three little words to say 'I love you'. With beautifully iced I LOVE YOU letters and some sweet lovehearts, this could be the start of something big. Home made and iced on 100% super chocolatey biscuits they surely will be a hit with your loved one.

Biscuiteers create these beauties for virtually any occasion; new baby, birthdays and parties, get well soon, weddings, new home and more. Make sure to order your on time.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Valentine's Day is coming! Tips on how to make it special.


Classically flowers and chocolates. We can recommend florists both in the UK and internationally, and help make sure what you order is perfect for the one you love. For that sweet-toothed special someone, I can recommend some superb artisan chocolatiers who have come up with new ideas for Valentine's Day: such as a collection of jewel-shaped chocolates, with hand-painted hearts. Award-winning chocolatier Marc Demarquette personally hand-seals these bespoke chocolates by customer request, which can range from embedding an engagement ring to simply including a handwritten love note.


Going out for dinner is a traditional choice, and we've got a great restaurant team who recommend and book restaurants anywhere in the country, particularly if you are looking for something special or a little unusual. But restaurants on Valentine's Day are full of other couples, so for something more intimate I'd suggest staying at home and making the most of the luxury hampers. You can the relax and let your love blossom.


I love jewellery. Knowing the budget and a style of my clients I am always able to go back to them with some brilliant options. I keep a little black book of all my favourite suppliers and have great knowledge on unusual jewellery brands - it's a job I love doing. We can also help with ideas for creative ways to propose.


Couples that have been together for some time might view Valentine's as an opportunity to get away for a few days. I would recommend going to a spa for a really romantic weekend away where you can embark on a couple's massage among many other pampering treatments. We can help you find a spa in your area to match your budget. We can also help with hotel stays, or perhaps even a short break abroad, so let us know if you fancy treating yourselves to something special.


Unusual gifts always go down really well and I love discussing ideas with clients for how best to surprise their partner. Recently I came across a company called Fun Hearts, which has people dressed as giant love hearts available to hand out roses, chocolates and messages to that special someone. Another idea might be having flowers planted in your garden to say the words ‘I love you', or for something dramatic we could even look into having doves released from a place that's special for you both. Get in touch with Hassle 3 to discuss how to make your Valentine's Day a unique experience.


Valentine's can be a good time to do something you've always wanted to. This might be hiring an Aston Martin for the weekend, going on a hot air balloon ride or treating your partner to a personal shopper experience. These sorts of gifts are really popular and will give you a Valentine's Day experience you won't forget.